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What if the NBA was like the WWE and went all out with the theatrics for the NBA Draft? That would be pretty crazy. However, it would be very difficult to give every player their own theme songs, especially without having actually watched them play a game. The player would have to have a story, be really good or go onto have great success in the league if they were rewarded a theme song for their draft entrance.
We’ve been here before when we made the Top 20 WWE Superstar-NBA Player comparisons and now we’re giving ten MVP’s (sorry Dirk) from the post Michael Jordan era the most fitting theme song for their NBA Draft entrance. Though Jordan retired in 1998, all these players became stars and went onto solidify themselves after he had left the game.
These songs would hit right when David Stern announces the players name. All these theme songs make perfect sense for the player and sound great as the players name gets announced (try to play both videos at the same time with the draft video volume turned down). For majority of these drafts, Madison Square Garden is the venue and you know New York loves wrestling, hip-hop and basketball so these entrances would send the crowd into a frenzy.
From the moment Shaq got drafted No.1 overall by the Orlando Magic back in 1992 his whole career has been a really fun party. Biggie's "Hypnotize" is one of the most fun hip-hop tracks of all-time. It's a dominant, exciting anthem for the most dominant player ever. Plus, Shaq is like the Biggie of the NBA. If Hypnotize dropped when Stern called Shaq's name, the crowd would have exploded. It goes perfectly.